Air Force special operations forces


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Air Force special operations forces

Those Active and Reserve Component Air Force forces designated by the Secretary of Defense that are specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations. Also called AFSOF.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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(24.) Air Force Instruction 10-410, Operations Planning: Presentation of Air Force Special Operations Forces, 7 January 2010, 12, http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a3_5/publication/afi10-410/afi10-410.pdf.
It is responsible for organizing, training, educating and equipping forces to conduct special operations missions; leading major command irregular warfare activities; executing special operations test and evaluation and lessons learned programs; and developing doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures for Air Force special operations forces.
Special Operations Command for the readiness of Air Force special operations forces to conduct the war on terrorism and to disrupt, defeat and destroy terrorist networks that threaten the United States, its citizens and interests worldwide.
From February to May 2007, I was privileged to serve as the historian for Air Force Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Haas, who served in both Army and Air Force special operations forces, vividly describes the daring operations and the problems of organization and coordination in his book, In the Devil's Shadow: U.N.
The company is prime contractor on the Air Force Special Operations Forces, Aircraft Tactical Systems and F-15E Weapons Systems Trainer programs.
While US warplanes have struck targets across Afghanistan for 11 straight days, there have been indications that preparations for using US Army or Air Force special operations forces are moving ahead.

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